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Albion players keen to make up for loss in last home outing

Albion v Esher

PLYMOUTH Albion’s players are determined to try and make up for their poor display against Esher in their last home match when they entertain Cinderford at Brickfields tomorrow (2pm).

Albion were beaten 38-12 by the Surrey side two weeks ago, which is the only game this season they have not picked up at least a bonus point from.

“We were up for the Esher game but for one reason or another things just did not go our way,” said experienced back Tom Bedford, who joined Albion from Esher in the summer.

“The boys were a bit upset in the changing room after the game and I’m sure the fans were upset as well, which they are entitled to be.

Tom Bedford“So we will be going out there to try and make the fans happy again and get back to winning rugby down here this weekend.”

He added: “We do like playing at home. We always get a good crowd and a good atmosphere.

“And it is nice to be back home after that long journey last week.”

Albion travelled to Blaydon last Saturday, where they won 38-33 to claim their first away league win in 19 months.

“That journey home would have felt a lot longer had we lost,” said Bedford. “But the boys dug deep at the end to get the win, however, it should not really have been that close.”

That game in the North East saw Bedford score Albion’s second of five tries.

“That was my first try for the club,” said Bedford, who was on familiar territory last weekend having played for Newcastle. “It was nice to get off the mark. The forwards fronted up and carried well, which created a bit of space for us backs.”

Albion are keen to back that Blaydon win up another on Saturday, but Bedford knows Cinderford will not be easy opponents.

“This league has been funny,” he said. “If you look at the results since the start of the season, everyone can be everyone.

“We certainly won’t be resting on our laurels. We’ve trained hard this week. We know teams come down here wanting to win, so we’ve got to front up.”

“But we do want to try and get a victory for these fans that come every week and support us.”



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